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  • The existential themes of love, death, and time were explored in the AI-scripted and human-performed musical production Channelers, an interdisciplinary art project funded by the Dietrich Inchworm Grant and headed by Assistant Professor of Digital Arts Anna Huff.

  • President David Wippman recently announced the appointment of seven Hamilton faculty members to endowed chairs. All were effective July 1.

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  • Editor’s Note: Warning; vulgarity used in title. Communications and Marketing student writer Alyssa Samuels ’25 shares her experience as musical director for the spring theatre production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ play Fucking A, which opens on April 14.

  • Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer has been cast in the Redhouse production of August Wilson’s Fences.

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  • Anne Washburn's 10 Out of 12 is a behind-the-scenes look at how theatre is made, inviting the audience into the complicated and fascinating rehearsal process, and ultimately reminding us of the joys of live performance.

  • The roots of modern social issues can be traced to any given corner of world history, provided one knows how to follow them. White supremacist and patriarchal ideas, for example, might underpin the dynamics of 17th-century English court ceremonies — at least that’s what Hannah Petersen ’22 is considering in her Emerson grant research project on the presentation of “otherness” in Stuart period antimasques.

  • Juliet Davidson ’23 is spending her summer as a reporter for The Hudson Independent, a newspaper that covers the Westchester, N.Y., “Rivertowns” of Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Scarborough-on-Hudson, Ardsley-on-Hudson, and Dobbs Ferry.

  • Breaking into the entertainment industry might sound like an ambition so grand that it’s almost unattainable. But Danielle Hirsch ’21 worked her way up to an externship with United Talent Agency (UTA), where she was soon offered a desk opening in the theatre department.

  • Household names like Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, and Stephen Colbert are just a few notable pat members of the Chicago improv group The Second City. This summer, Ben Leit ’22 will be studying comedy in a program hosted by this very group, in conjunction with Columbia College Chicago.

  • The COVID-19 quarantine was often defined by feelings of boredom, loneliness, and anxiety. But for David Li ’24, the slog of pandemic “Blursdays” gave way to something far more positive: artistic inspiration. This summer, Li will be working on a dramatization of the quarantine experience through an Emerson project titled “Time(s) Out of Joint: Dramatizing Time Perceived in Social Isolation.”

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